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Latest posts by Busy-Lizzie

Rose pruning and frost

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 14:19

Thank you everyone for the replies.

I hope your foot recovers quickly Obelixx, very inconvenient time of year!

My roses are all shooting like mad now, finished pruning by end of March.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:48

In times of drought you shouldn't cut the grass too short where ever you are, but lawns here never have that velvety look that they do in England. The grass here is coarser.

water those poor souls!

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:35

BrummieBen, why are you now BrummieLeperBen? Have you been a naughty boy? I've been away (only in England, but no computer) so I've got left behind.

Border edging

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:33

Are they the same as housebuilding bricks? You can use them, they come in different colours - but I think you can get special ones that are more frost proof for gardens.

Where have all the hostas gone?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:29

I'm in SW France where it should be warmer, but we had an awful winter. My hostas are only just starting to show.


Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:27

Gosh, how uncomfortable, Dove, must have been a bit scary.

Every spring I spray with selective weedkiller, then sprinkle on lawn fertiliser before the next rain forecast. Lawns are tricky here in SW France as it gets too hot and dry in summer.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:24

This has got as far as F already and I haven't seen it yet because I've been away! Good thread Bev. Forget-me-not is my choice. Perhaps someone else will enter it while I'm still doing the photo!



Posted: 20/04/2013 at 09:14

Good morning all. I've been away in England visiting family - but I said "goodbye" before I went. Seems funny to join you when I'm in France but not in England where most of you are! There is so much to read, I don't think I'll ever catch up.

Super heucheras Brumbull, love the green edged one, never seen it before. I have Plum Pudding, Crimson Curls, silver something or other. Don't care for caramel ones, I think they look ill!

Why, Ben, are you Brummie Leper Ben instead of Brummie Ben? Have you been naughty while I was away?

I bought lots of plants and seeds in England, went to Sissinghurst (not a lot out, except in the woodland areas) and several GCs.

My garden has grown like mad, especially the weeds . Need to finish my new bed and do lots of weeding. It went up to 25° here on Wednesday.

No private club

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 23:39

Hello Greentooth, I've answered questions from you, but I've just been away visiting family.

What type of tree is this?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 18:31

I have an image. Could be a Malus, could be a Prunus.

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